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Gearing Up for 2016 BICSI Winter Conference

Posted by: Stéphane Bourgeois on January 29, 2016

Each winter, BICSI puts together an industry conference that expands information and communications technology professionals’ technical insight, networking base and familiarity with quality vendors.

BICSI Presentation

This year, the 2016 BICSI Winter Conference & Exhibition is scheduled for Jan. 31 through Feb. 4 in Orlando, Florida. Belden makes it a point to attend these events so we can share ideas and recommendations on tackling industry challenges and using technology to build a competitive advantage.

At this year’s conference, we plan to reveal how several Belden data center and LAN solutions reduce operating costs, increase efficiency, support the latest technology and improve availability.

Here are a few highlights you won’t want to miss at the 2016 BICSI Winter Conference:


  1. Interactive Demos

    The scale model of Belden’s Aisle Containment Solution brings the benefits of containment to life so you can witness first-hand how it saves money, improves safety and enhances data center operation. You’ll get to see how the innovative panels function to support cold- or hot-aisle containment and improve cooling system efficiency.

  2. 4K Breakfast Presentation

    Belden will host a complimentary breakfast presentation – 4K: A Clear Picture on Cabling Solutions – on Feb. 2 at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort & Convention Center. We will discuss the impacts of 4K on the industry, as well as the cabling solutions required to support four times the picture resolution of standard high-definition resolution. To attend this presentation, contact a Belden representative.

  3. Annual Awards Banquet

    The BICSI Annual Awards Banquet will be held on Feb. 3 from 6pm to 10pm. This year, BICSI is welcoming the former lead singer of Kool & The Gang – James “JT” Taylor – as he puts on an ‘80s flashback performance. There are rumors that we’ll be seeing lots of big hair, huge shoulder pads and leg warmers – so get ready!

  4. BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge

    We get to watch as BICSI installers and technicians from around the country race against the clock (and each other) to complete certain tasks, including “speed” challenge events: fusion splicing, 50-pair punch down and cable routing, for example. The grand prize winner walks away with $5,000 (and gets to brag about being the 2016 BICSI Installer of the Year). This is the ninth year in a row that installers and technicians will compete in the BICSI Cabling Skills Challenge.

  5. Featured Products

    Belden will showcase and demonstrate several innovative enterprise connectivity solutions, including:

    • X-Series Enclosures, which integrate power distribution, airflow containment, connectivity and cable management to control airflow, improve security and enhance functionality.
    • Unique Passive Optical LAN (POLAN) solutionsfrom Belden, featuring high-performance, easy-to-install and scalable components that help optimize passive optical LANs over structured cabling.
    • 10GX Traceable Patch Cords, which use integrated, highly efficient, bright LEDs to save time when locating both ends of a patch cord. When activated, the LED blinks for 20 seconds (or until stopped with the press of a button).
    • Runway systems that optimize cable bandwidth, provide for maximum cabling density and speed up deployment.
Visit us at BICSI

For more information about Belden’s data center and LAN solutions, follow what’s happening with Belden at the 2016 BICSI Winter Conference Exhibition or stop by Booth #219 and speak with a Belden expert. We’ll see you in Orlando next week!

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